The Video Game Adaptation Timothy Olyphant Regrets Filming

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Speaking to Rolling Stone in 2019 following the release of the feature-length film and semi-revival of beloved series “Deadwood,” Timothy Olyphant discussed the missteps made after the show was initially put out to pasture and his effort to snatch up just about anything that was offered in its place.

Besides taking the villainous role in the “Die Hard” franchise, Olyphant was offered the lead in a video game adaptation of iconic assassin Agent 47 in the 2007 film, “Hitman.” According to the actor who eventually donned the iconic bald head, the discussion of coming aboard was a brief one. Olyphant recalled the experience to Rolling Stone, describing how he was asked, “What about this video game adaptation?”, to which he simply replied, “Yes to that too. I’m in. I’ve got to make up some TV money.”

The film was met with woeful reviews and has a rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 16%. It was a hard lesson that the actor had to learn in the end. “You know what, though? Those experiences were equally valuable.” said Olyphant. “Find yourself bald in Bulgaria doing some pile of s–t, that will get you up a little earlier in the morning and make you work a little harder.”

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